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This craft category is a huge collection of creative DIY home decors, DIY garden decors and furniture makeover ideas! DIY home decors and frugal home decorating ideas, pallet furniture, vintage and shabby chic style home decors, rustic home decors, DIY garden decors, handmade garden furniture, garden toys, furniture painting, furniture remodeling / furniture makeovers, free DIY furniture plans, home makeover ideas and everything about creative home decorating and garden decorating!
DIY easy fire pit - how to build a simple garden barbecue
Int this nice step-by-step video tutorial CrypticCRICKET will demonstrate how to create an easy and very quick firepit made from materials and items he bought at a Lowe's home improvement center. You can cook on your brand new garden barbecue or just sit around it and tell stories. This super easy to made garden fire pit is a perfect way to make delicious s ummer party foods , roast marshmallows and add some summer camp feeling to your garden. This homemade fire pit ( or barbecue ) will be the greatest hit at your upcoming summer party !
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DIY dog food station with storage
Are you looking for a practical and decorative wooden furniture for your (messy eater) pet? If your answer is yes, this brilliant wooden DIY dog food station and storage box is a perfect woodcraft project for you! This easy to make dog food station keeps your dogs water and food dishes from being tossed around, and you can store a whole bag of dog food (or other dog acessories) in it. You can find a free plan in this nice website to make this stylish furniture, and of course you can adjust the sizes for your dog's size as much as you want! (If you have a very small dog or a cat you can create a small box or completelly leave out the storage part and build a fancy dog or cat feeder tray with legs!)
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DIY Tractor wooden crate toy box - fun kids room decor
Do you have a few old wooden (fruit or milkcrate? Or you just need a practical, fun and relatively low budget toy storage solution in the kids' room? Try out this brilliant woodworking idea: the crate tractor! If you don't need a toy box you can create  a small wooden play tractor or garden decor with this brilliant idea as well! Paint the wooden crate tractor to a fun vibrant tractor-ish color (red,green,blue) or simply stain the crates with rustic wood stains for a vintage style wooden toy look! But be aware: use (water base) paints only that suitable for painting kids' furniture and toys!
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Outdoor winter decoration easily - pine cone topiary
If you like natural materials, or love rustic /vintage style this pine cone topiary is a perfect winter decoration for you! It's easy to make! Ok, maybe a little bit time consuming , but absolutelly worth it!
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DIY Felt succulents in mini pots ( care-free houseplants )
Do you love the look of succulents but are not so good at keeping them alive? If so, fLOhRA Design has a solution: these adorable and care-free potted felt succulents. Create felt succulent mini pots that everyone can enjoy without the stress of keeping them alive. fLOhRA Design designed these succulent patterns that can be used to make potted plants or other succulent decor accents, such as a succulent spring wreath or a succulent bookmark or a pretty girl’s headband:
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DIY Watermelon print napkins - fabric painting idea (summer decor)
If you're looking to add a little style to your summer party, don't buy it: DIY it! There are few things that say summer quite like watermelon ! These watermelon print napkins by The Sweetest Occasion will be the cutest watermelon print napkins you've ever seen. This printing technique is super simple, so if you have slightly older kids, they can definitely get involved in helping with the stamping. You could also use this same technique on a tablecloth, which makes this craft a great way to personalize a summer party table ! Follow the steps in this DIY guide , and you will be able to create your very own custom napkins :
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DIY Folded book Christmas tree - Christmas decoration from an old book
If you're in love with book pages and love making easy do-able homemade gifts and Christmas decor : this paperback book Christmas tree tutorial is for you. Upcycle your unwanted books ( or magazines ) into lovely rustic Christmas trees with DIY by Jane' step-by-step tutorial. You can make a small forest of these DIY folded book trees in different sizes, keep them simple or decorate how you wish. ( Magazines, with their colorful print make for attractive decorations without added baubles, glitter, or paint. )
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DIY Light bulb hot air balloon - recycling craft
Create something really special out of simple light bulbs ! These hot air balloons are perfect examples of creating something beautiful and delicate out of simple trash just as old light bulbs . Creative isn't it? Making the light bulb hot air balloons is very simple, and you can recycle a few light bulbs with it, which is also a very nice thing! Of course, with this painting technique hot air balloon light bulbs can be made in any other color, if black is not your color. The light bulb hot-air balloon can be a great frugal decoration in the classroom ( in the spirit of recycling ) as well! But because it's glass, this craft project is not suitable with small children.
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DIY simple humane mousetrap from a plastic bottle
This is the best and easiest homemade humane mouse trap ! ( And it also very cheap , you just need some "junks" to create one: plastic bottle , wire hangers and a wooden board ! ) Easy to build, easy to bait, easy to release and best of all, it's humane and there's no springs or levers to wind up or load! The mouse cannot escape or chew his way out of this mouse trap. Mice are not harmed in any way during capture. Mice can be released calmly and easily without fear of getting bitten even by the most "fearful of mice" person! !
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DIY homemade cold porcelain rose bouquet in a pot
We love homemade cold porcelain clay because it can be used to create soo many gorgeous decorations just like this beautiful rose bouquet. Beautiful, isn't it? This rose bouquet can be a nice gift for any ocassion ( birthdays, weddings , anniversaries, Mother's day, Valentine's day etc ) or you can use them to make gorgeous home decors as well! With a little acrylic paint you can color the flowers to any fun or pastell colrs that fits into your home or the ocassion! ( You can find 2 different cold porcelain clay recipes in our site! ) Watch this nice step-by-step polimer clay rose making tutorial and learn how to make this gorgeous rose bouquet !
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22  Sidewalk chalk idea - funny photo backgrounds
This list is fantastic if you need a little bit of inspiration to take your sidewalk chalk from a boring game of X’s and O’s or hopscotch to a fun “Wow, that’s so amazing!” adventure! There are tons of great ideas! And even better, you can take a photograph from a second floor window and keep the memory as a keepsake! These sidewalk chalk photo background ideas are simple and super fun to draw (and use), we absolutely love them! From princess crowns to under sea adventures, there are tons of fun ideas to help you make a whole new world in your driveway with a simple set of colorful chalk!
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DIY Knitted hat door hanging - winter decoration
The most beautiful DIY decor ideas can be put together with materials you have around your home! That's the case with this creative and beautiful winter hat door hanging by Crafts By Amanda. With Christmas over, much of the lovely decor comes down, but that doesn't have to be the case with this gorgeous wintery DIY door hanging! rrrrrFollow the step-by-step tutorial at craftsbyamanda.com and swap your standard winter wreath out for a one-of-a-kind DIY winter door hanging ! It's the perfect alternative for your seasonal entryway! rrrrr
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DIY miniature fairy garden in a flower pot ( garden decor )
Do you have a few empty flower pots ? Nikol & Alexandra will show you how to repurpose those boring plastic planters into magical little gardens , making for a fantastic DIY project. Commonly known as fairy gardens , these arrangements fashion any kind of containers and pots into beautiful and unique garden decor pieces. This DIY project idea invites you to use your imagination and create something unique. The process involves collecting all kinds of ( seasonal ) containers, filling them with soil, and then positioning the fragments accordingly. Remember, there's no wrong way to create a fairy garden!
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Gorgeous DIY paper napkin flowers in minutes
This nice step-by-step video tutorial will teach you how to make a beautiful flowers out of paper napkins. These gorgeous paper napkin flowers can be perfect decors in your upcoming wedding party , birthday party or you can use them as sweet g ifts for Mother's day , or as cute and long lasting flower home decors at spring ! This craft project is soo easy even the kids can create some colorful gorgeous napkin flowers to decorate their room! You can make the flowers from almost every type and color of napkins they will be beautiful in any form!
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DIY Rustic ribbon star wall art - Christmas decoration
Are you on a hunt for a super easy, budget-friendly but still gorgeous ( farmhouse style ) Christmas decor ? Try this DIY Rustic ribbon star wall art by Beyond The Picket Fence! This DIY Rustic ribbon star wall art is such a fun, easy, and a great way to add Christmas cheer. This ribbon star is simple yet rich! What a great idea and really great in its simplicity of design and execution. Anyone can create this gorgeous Christmas decor and have something to be proud of when they are finished!
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Easy DIY plastic pumpkin lamp - fall home decor
The lighting in your home doesn't have to be boring, even if you haven't got tons of money to invest in fall decor. For example, you could beautify your home with this easy DIY Plastic pumpkin lamp by Dream A Little Bigger! The light of this gorgeous pumpkin lamp probably isn’t enough to read by, but it is definitely an awesome little lamp that is stronger than a typical nightlight. ( Plus it's a fabulous mood lighting ! ) This plastic pumpkin lamp is sleek and simple enough to add a modern touch to your fall decor, and easy enough for even beginner DIY-ers.
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DIY heart shaped book page wreath
With this great video craft tutorial make a pretty, heart shaped wreath with recycled cardboard , and old book and a glue gun. It's a perfect cheap Valentine's day home decor , but you can make it in any other shape. If you love rustic/vintage style this c raft idea is a perfect choice for you!
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DIY Farmhouse style serving tray from a cutting board - upcycling craft
Want to create something decorative but also functional for entertaining guests ? Make your own stylish and unique farmhouse style tray from a tired old cutting board by following along Sadie Seasongoods' step-by-step tutorial. Trays are an elegant addition to any living situation. For example: this DIY farmhouse style tray is just the perfect tray to set out on a coffee table for coasters, drinks and snack bowls. And bonus points: it’ll keep your guests from leaving drink glasses on your furniture!
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Valentine's day vintage yarn wrapped heart banner
Make this simple and sweet Valentine's Day heart decor by Love Our Real Life with yarn ! This time April will teach you how to make these adorable little yarn wrapped hearts in no time! You can use the finished yarn wrapped hearts to decorate various craft projects, create fabulous garlands, or you can gift them to your loved ones! This yarn wrapped heart Valentine's day craft is perfect for kids of all ages because it's so simple to make! Get the step-by-step tutorial and create yours today:
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Easy and quick DIY fall centerpiece with leaves and burlap
We love fall colors! We also love the leaves! So many beautiful natural colors and shapes - and the best: autumn leaves costs nothing! So this gorgeous DIY fall candle centerpiece is not just beautiful, easy to make and quick but also frugal and reusable! (Because if you don't need an autumn decor anymore you can just reuse the candles to decorate for other seasons and holidays as well) In this nice craft tutorial That's What Che Said will teach you how to make this beautiful fall centerpiece in no time!
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Origami bunny / rabbit  - paper folding
With this beautiful origami site and its paper folding video tutorial  you can learn how to fold a cute 3 dimensional bunny for Easter! This pretty origami bunny rabbit stands up and would make a great spring or easter table decoration and of course a gift! You can shape the neck and the back end of the bunny in different ways, which will give you new sitting positions. The best thing about this model is the roundness of the back, which makes it look so organic!
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Urban gipsy boho bag ( free crochet pattern)
This boho-ethno bag free crochet pattern is fun to put together and loaded with bohemian charm. Every woman who is both a certifiable hippy AND prolific crocheter needs this super unique stylish, crocheted summer festival bag! Authentic granny squares,legit embroidery & fringe for days! A leather belt can make a great bag strap when affixed with some D-rings. (The white crocheted boho bag in the photos uses a thrifted leather belt attached with D-ring.) Crochet one and take your inner free spirit out on the town with your new Urban Gypsy bag!
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DIY String art star - Christmas yarn craft
It’s DIY string art time! There’s something so therapeutic about string art, we just love them! And when you get a great piece of Christmas decor as an end result, that’s a major bonus. Tatertots And Jello created this step-by-step tutorial to teach you how to make this gorgeous Christmas yarn art in no time. This beautiful string art star can be a great Christmas decor in your home or you can use this fun craft technique to create other motifs as well!
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Gorgeous artworks with fall leaves and glass paint
These gorgeous fall artwork is not just only beautiful but it's also a very easy fall craft project (despite the look). You just need some pressed fall leaves, a picture frame with glass pane, a glass paint (contour) pen and perler pens for the extra "beads". The trick is very easy: put the fall leaves inside the picture frame and paint on top of the glass.  You can find lots of nice curvy zentangle motifs with Google search. If you havent got glass paint/contour pens at hand you can use gold /silver markers to draw on the glass!
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Origami pull out drawers (paper folding)
With this nice detailed video origami ( paper folding ) tutorial you can learn how to make some cool origami pull out drawers. These origami drawers make great organisers , make lots and stack them up. You can choose to have the drawers either tall or rotate the drawers for a horizontal cabinet. These drawers use Masu boxes that slot together, it’s pretty easy. You can store in them small things ( buttons, toys, jewelries ) or you can make them with larger paper.
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Tilda style little angels (with free sewing pattern)
We love every Tilda ( skandinavian vintage)  style decors because they are so unique and whimsical! Look at these fun little sewn fabric angels! Aren't they cute? If you love sewing and would like to create a lovely winter / Christmas decor, this quick sewing project is a must for you! In this nice craft website you will find the free angel sewing pattern and a nice step-by-step sewing tutorial! These Tilda style fabric angels are perfect Christmas tree ornaments and christmas gifts for your loved ones or you can use them in every season to decorate your home, because they will look good in any color and pattern!
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DIY Natural branch coasters - nature craft
Wood slices can be turned into many things, but our all-time favorite is these branch coasters by Stephanie Rose from Garden Therapy ! Instead of burning that old tree in the backyard, reuse it and make it into something awesome! Making a set of branch coasters from a fallen tree will allow the beauty of that wood to live on and tell the story in its rings. These simple but beautiful DIY wood coasters are fast and easy to make using wood slices , and they make the perfect DIY gift for any occasion! ( This homemade coaster set is a great housewarming or hostess gift! )
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